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CA fires won’t deter 150-home development, despite high-risk area

"Following the deadly Esperanza wildfire in Southern California in October 2006, in which five U.S. Forest Service firefighters were killed, a task force recommended tougher zoning and code enforcement to limit development in the mountain forests considered high fire hazard zones. Yet within a year of those recommendations, Riverside County supervisors gave the go-ahead to a 150-home, upscale development in a small mountain community that burned in Esperanza.

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